Xbox One controller subjected to Ikea test, expected to last over a decade

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:09 GMT

Microsoft has been putting the new Xbox One controller through some rigorous physical testing to ensure it survives the pressures of constant use for a minimum of ten years.

Microsoft accessories and hardware manager Bob Brown told PocketLint that the target is a controller which can handle ten years of heavy use.

The current prototype, which is the final design, can handle over 3 million button presses, which is apparently enough for even longer than that.

Microsoft tests the controllers with a system that presses buttons four to five times each second, with a monitor to ensure the correct signal is delivered. The thumbsticks are tested in a similar fashion, and Microsoft also subjects the controllers to drop tests to identify shock points via slow motion footage.

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